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The 197576 season was the 77th completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1975–76
ChampionsLiverpool

Liverpool won their first major trophy under Bob Paisley by narrowly winning the league title after heated competition from Queens Park Rangers. They also lifted the UEFA Cup for the second time in their history. Dave Sexton's QPR side failed to win their first-ever league title but still managed to finish in their highest ever position of runners-up and qualify for the UEFA Cup. Following QPR into Europe were Tommy Docherty's promising young Manchester United side, David Mackay's defending champions Derby County and Jimmy Armfield's Leeds United.

Going down were Wolverhampton Wanderers, Burnley and Sheffield United.

Bertie Mee, 57, retired after ten years as manager of Arsenal. The highlights of his career had been the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup triumph of 1970 and the Double win 1971, but Arsenal had fallen behind the best in recent seasons and Mee handed over the reins to Terry Neill.

Three years after winning the FA Cup, Bob Stokoe's Sunderland finally won promotion to the top flight as Second Division champions. Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion occupied the two other promotion places. Oxford United, York City and Portsmouth went down to the Third Division.

The division's biggest headline hitters were Southampton, who finished sixth in the league but surprised the footballing world by overcoming Manchester United to win the FA Cup.

Hereford United won the Third Division title to reach the Second Division just four years after joining the league. Also going up to the Second Division were Cardiff City and Millwall. Aldershot, Colchester United, Southend United and Halifax Town were relegated to the Fourth Division. Narrowly avoiding the drop were Sheffield Wednesday, who a decade before were one of the most feared sides in England and during the interwar years had won the league championship and the FA Cup.

32-year-old Graham Taylor achieved the first success of his managerial career by winning the Fourth Division title for Lincoln City. He was linked with several job vacancies in the First and Second Divisions but surprised everyone by taking over at Elton John's Watford, who were still in the Fourth Division. It was to be the start of a long and successful association with the Hornets for Taylor. Joining Lincoln in the Third Division were Northampton Town, Reading and Tranmere Rovers. 1975–76 had finally brought something positive after a decade of trauma for Northampton Town, which had seen them slump from the First Division to the Fourth Division.

This year, the Football League voted in favour of the bottom four clubs in the Fourth Division and there were no departures or arrivals in the league for 1976–77.

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Final league tables and resultsEdit

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The 1975-76 season was the last season that the goal average system was used.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South. Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division.[2]

First DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1975–76
ChampionsLiverpool (9th English title)
RelegatedBurnley
Sheffield United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1976–77 European CupLiverpool
1976–77 UEFA CupDerby County
Manchester City
Manchester United
Queens Park Rangers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,230 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorerTed MacDougall (Norwich City), 23 [3]
Biggest home winArsenal – West Ham 6–1 (20 Mar 1976)
Arsenal – Coventry 5–0 (11 Oct 1975)
QPR – Everton 5–0 (11 Oct 1975)
Tottenham – Sheffield United 5–0 (27 Mar 1976)
Wolverhampton –Newcastle 5–0 (10 Apr 1976)
Biggest away winIpswich – Derby 2–6 (24 Apr 1976)
Birmingham – West Ham 1–5 (1 Nov 1975)
Burnley – Wolverhampton 1–5 (15 Nov 1975)
Derby – QPR 1–5 (23 Apr 1976)
Highest scoringNorwich City – Aston Villa 5–3 (23 Apr 1976)

Liverpool won their first silverware under Bob Paisley by lifting their second UEFA Cup, and winning the league title. They won eight of their last nine matches[4] and finished one point ahead of QPR, who achieved the highest finish of their history. Manchester United's revival under Tommy Docherty continued as they finished third in the league and reached their first cup final of the 1970s, where they took on Second Division underdogs Southampton in the final of the FA Cup but surprisingly lost 1-0. Defending champions Derby County surrendered their title crown but managed a decent fourth-place finish in the league. Leeds United completed the top five but were denied a place in the UEFA Cup as they were still banned from Europe following the antics of their fans at the 1975 European Cup Final. Manchester City triumphed over Newcastle United in the final of the League Cup to win their first major trophy for six years.

FA Cup holders West Ham United finished 18th in the league but did enjoy a good run in Europe, finishing runners-up in the European Cup Winners' Cup. Arsenal endured another disappointing season as they finished 17th.

Sheffield United, who had finished sixth a year earlier, went down in bottom place after winning just six league games all season. They were joined by Burnley and Wolves.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 42 14 5 2 41 21 9 9 3 25 10 2.129 60 League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1976–77 First round[a]
2 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 4 0 42 13 7 7 7 25 20 2.030 59 UEFA Cup 1976–77 First round
3 Manchester United 42 16 4 1 40 13 7 6 8 28 29 1.619 56
4 Derby County 42 15 3 3 45 30 6 8 7 30 28 1.293 53
5 Leeds United 42 13 3 5 37 19 8 6 7 28 27 1.413 51
6 Ipswich Town 42 11 6 4 36 23 5 8 8 18 25 1.125 46
7 Leicester City 42 9 9 3 29 24 4 10 7 19 27 0.941 45
8 Manchester City 42 14 5 2 46 18 2 6 13 18 28 1.391 43 League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup 1976–77 First round
9 Tottenham Hotspur 42 6 10 5 33 32 8 5 8 30 31 1.000 43
10 Norwich City 42 10 5 6 33 26 6 5 10 25 32 1.000 42
11 Everton 42 10 7 4 37 24 5 5 11 23 42 0.909 42
12 Stoke City 42 8 5 8 25 24 7 6 8 23 26 0.960 41
13 Middlesbrough 42 9 7 5 23 11 6 3 12 23 34 1.022 40
14 Coventry City 42 6 9 6 22 22 7 5 9 25 35 0.825 40
15 Newcastle United 42 11 4 6 51 26 4 5 12 20 36 1.145 39
16 Aston Villa 42 11 8 2 32 17 0 9 12 19 42 0.864 39
17 Arsenal 42 11 4 6 33 19 2 6 13 14 34 0.887 36
18 West Ham United 42 10 5 6 26 23 3 5 13 22 48 0.676 36
19 Birmingham City 42 11 5 5 36 26 2 2 17 21 49 0.760 33
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 7 6 8 27 25 3 4 14 24 43 0.750 30 Relegated
21 Burnley 42 6 6 9 23 26 3 4 14 20 40 0.652 28
22 Sheffield United 42 4 7 10 19 32 2 3 16 14 50 0.402 22
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Liverpool were also winners of this year's UEFA cup.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BUR COV DER EVE IPS LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN MID NEW NWC QPR SHU STK TOT WHU WOL
Arsenal 0–0 1–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–3 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 6–1 2–1
Aston Villa 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 5–1 0–0 1–1 4–1 1–1
Birmingham 3–1 3–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–5 0–1
Burnley 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–1 0–1 4–4 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–5
Coventry City 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–0 3–1
Derby County 2–0 2–0 4–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 3–2 3–1 1–5 3–2 1–1 2–3 2–1 3–2
Everton 0–0 2–1 5–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 3–3 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–0
Ipswich Town 2–0 3–0 4–2 0–0 1–1 2–6 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–3 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–0
Leeds United 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 5–2 1–0 4–0 0–3 2–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 0–3 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0
Leicester City 2–1 2–2 3–3 3–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–3 2–0
Liverpool 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 5–3 3–2 2–2 2–0
Manchester City 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–2 4–3 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–2 4–0 4–0 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 3–2
Manchester United 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 0–1 3–2 4–0 1–0
Middlesbrough 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 0–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–0
Newcastle United 2–0 3–0 4–0 0–1 4–0 4–3 5–0 1–1 2–3 3–0 1–2 2–1 3–4 1–1 5–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 5–1
Norwich City 3–1 5–3 1–0 3–1 0–3 0–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–2 1–3 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 4–2
Sheffield United 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 3–2 1–4
Stoke City 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–2
Tottenham Hotspur 0–0 5–2 1–3 2–1 4–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–3 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
West Ham United 1–0 2–2 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–2 5–0 1–0 2–2 5–1 2–1 0–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1975–1976

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1975–76
ChampionsSunderland (1st title)
PromotedBristol City,
West Bromwich Albion
RelegatedOxford United,
Portsmouth,
York City
1976–77 European Cup Winners' CupSouthampton
Matches played462
Goals scored1,106 (2.39 per match)
Top goalscorerDerek Hales (Charlton Athletic), 28 [3]
Biggest home winBolton –Charlton 5–0 (4 Oct 1975)
Biggest away winCharlton –Luton 1–5 (3 Dec 1975)
Charlton –Bolton 0–4 (24 Apr 1975)
Highest scoringBlackpool –Southampton 4–3 (20 Sept 1975)

Three years after making history as the first postwar FA Cup winners from outside the top flight, Sunderland finally made their way back to the First Division after six years away by winning the Second Division title. Runners-up Bristol City achieved promotion after 65 years away from the First Division, finishing level on points with West Bromwich Albion.

Bolton Wanderers missed out on promotion by a single point, while Southampton compensated for a failed promotion bid by winning the FA Cup at the expense of Manchester United - the first major trophy of their history.

Nottingham Forest progressed to eighth place in their first full season under the management of Brian Clough, while Chelsea's first season at this level for more than a decade produced a disappointing 11th-place finish, with financial problems still blighting the club.

Portsmouth, York City and Oxford United went down to the Third Division.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sunderland 42 19 2 0 48 10 5 6 10 19 26 1.861 56 Division Champions, promoted
2 Bristol City 42 11 7 3 34 14 8 8 5 25 21 1.686 53 Promoted
3 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 9 2 29 12 10 4 7 21 21 1.515 53
4 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 5 4 36 14 8 7 6 28 24 1.684 52
5 Notts County 42 11 6 4 33 13 8 5 8 27 28 1.463 49
6 Southampton 42 18 2 1 49 16 3 5 13 17 34 1.320 49 FA Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1976–77 First round
7 Luton Town 42 13 6 2 38 15 6 4 11 23 36 1.196 48
8 Nottingham Forest 42 13 1 7 34 18 4 11 6 21 22 1.375 46
9 Charlton Athletic 42 11 5 5 40 34 4 7 10 21 38 0.847 42
10 Blackpool 42 9 9 3 26 22 5 5 11 14 27 0.816 42
11 Chelsea 42 7 9 5 25 20 5 7 9 28 34 0.981 40
12 Fulham 42 9 8 4 27 14 4 6 11 18 33 0.957 40
13 Orient 42 10 6 5 21 12 3 8 10 16 27 0.949 40
14 Hull City 42 9 5 7 29 23 5 6 10 16 26 0.918 39
15 Blackburn Rovers 42 8 6 7 27 22 4 8 9 18 28 0.900 38
16 Plymouth Argyle 42 13 4 4 36 20 0 8 13 12 34 0.889 38
17 Oldham Athletic 42 11 8 2 37 24 2 4 15 20 44 0.838 38
18 Bristol Rovers 42 7 9 5 20 15 4 7 10 18 35 0.760 38
19 Carlisle United 42 9 8 4 29 22 3 5 13 16 37 0.763 37
20 Oxford United 42 7 7 7 23 25 4 4 13 16 34 0.661 33 Relegated
21 York City 42 8 3 10 28 34 2 5 14 11 37 0.549 28
22 Portsmouth 42 4 6 11 15 23 5 1 15 17 38 0.525 25

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BLB BLP BOL BRI BRR CRL CHA CHE FUL HUL LUT NOT NTC OLD ORI OXF PLY POR SOU SUN WBA YOR
Blackburn Rovers 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–4 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 4–0
Blackpool 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–4 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 1–0 0–1 0–0
Bolton Wanderers 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 5–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–2
Bristol City 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 4–1
Bristol Rovers 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 4–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1
Carlisle United 0–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–0
Charlton Athletic 2–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 3–0 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–5 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 4–1 1–2 2–1 3–2
Chelsea 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–3 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0
Fulham 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–0
Hull City 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 1–4 2–1 1–1
Luton Town 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–0
Nottingham Forest 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 4–3 1–0 4–0 2–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–0
Notts County 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 5–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 4–0
Oldham Athletic 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–4 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 5–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 2–0
Orient 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–0
Oxford United 0–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–2 1–2 2–3 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
Portsmouth 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1
Southampton 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–3 2–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 4–0 3–0 2–0
Sunderland 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–0 2–2
York City 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–4 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–3 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–4 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1975–1976

Third DivisionEdit

Football League
Third Division
Season1975–76
ChampionsHereford United (1st title)
PromotedCardiff City,
Millwall
RelegatedAldershot,
Colchester United,
Halifax Town,
Southend United
1976–77 European Cup Winners' CupCardiff City (Welsh Cup winners)
Matches played552
Goals scored1,440 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerDixie McNeil (Hereford United), 35 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hereford United 46 14 6 3 45 24 12 5 6 41 31 1.564 63 Division Champions, promoted
2 Cardiff City 46 14 7 2 38 13 8 6 9 31 35 1.438 57 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup: First round, also promoted
3 Millwall 46 16 6 1 35 14 4 10 9 19 29 1.256 56 Promoted
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 18 3 2 58 15 4 6 13 20 38 1.472 53
5 Crystal Palace 46 7 12 4 30 20 11 5 7 31 26 1.326 53
6 Wrexham 46 13 6 4 38 21 7 6 10 28 34 1.200 52
7 Walsall 46 11 8 4 43 22 7 6 10 31 39 1.213 50
8 Preston North End 46 15 4 4 45 23 4 6 13 17 34 1.088 48
9 Shrewsbury Town 46 14 2 7 36 25 5 8 10 25 34 1.034 48
10 Peterborough United 46 12 7 4 37 23 3 11 9 26 40 1.000 48
11 Mansfield Town 46 8 11 4 31 22 8 4 11 27 30 1.115 47
12 Port Vale 46 10 10 3 33 21 5 6 12 22 33 1.019 46
13 Bury 46 11 7 5 33 16 3 9 11 18 30 1.109 44
14 Chesterfield 46 11 5 7 45 30 6 4 13 24 39 1.000 43
15 Gillingham 46 10 8 5 38 27 2 11 10 20 41 0.853 43
16 Rotherham United 46 11 6 6 35 22 4 6 13 19 43 0.831 42
17 Chester 46 13 7 3 34 19 2 5 16 9 43 0.694 42
18 Grimsby Town 46 13 7 3 39 21 2 3 18 23 53 0.838 40
19 Swindon Town 46 11 4 8 42 31 5 4 14 20 44 0.827 40
20 Sheffield Wednesday 46 12 6 5 34 25 0 10 13 14 34 0.814 40
21 Aldershot 46 10 8 5 34 26 3 5 15 25 49 0.787 39 Relegated
22 Colchester United 46 9 6 8 25 27 3 8 12 16 38 0.631 38
23 Southend United 46 9 7 7 40 31 3 6 14 25 44 0.867 37
24 Halifax Town 46 6 5 12 22 32 5 8 10 19 29 0.672 35
Source: rsssf.com

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALD B&HA BRY CAR CHE CHF COL CRY GIL GRI HAL HER MAN MIL PET PTV PNE ROT SHW SHR STD SWI WAL WRE
Aldershot 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 2–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 4–1 2–1 0–1 6–0 3–0 6–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–0 5–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–2
Bury 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–1 0–1
Cardiff City 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 4–3 2–0 0–1 4–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 5–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 3–0
Chester 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–3
Chesterfield 5–2 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 6–1 1–2 0–1 4–3 1–2 2–3 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–0 2–1 1–1
Colchester United 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–3 0–3 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–2
Crystal Palace 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 4–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 1–1
Gillingham 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–4 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 3–2 2–3 1–1
Grimsby Town 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 3–2
Halifax Town 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 5–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1
Hereford United 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 5–0 4–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–4 0–0 3–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–3 2–0
Mansfield Town 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 4–1 0–0
Millwall 4–1 3–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1
Peterborough United 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 0–3 0–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–2 3–2 3–1 0–0 2–0
Port Vale 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 3–1
Preston North End 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 3–4 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 4–2 0–2 5–1 4–2 3–1 0–1
Rotherham United 2–2 1–1 3–3 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–1
Sheffield Wednesday 3–1 3–3 1–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 4–1 2–2 0–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–0
Shrewsbury Town 5–3 1–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–4 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–2
Southend 0–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 5–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–3 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–3 3–0 2–2 2–1
Swindon Town 6–3 3–2 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 3–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 5–1 2–2
Walsall 4–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 2–2
Wrexham 3–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1975–1976

Fourth DivisionEdit

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1975–76
ChampionsLincoln City (1st title)
PromotedNorthampton Town,
Reading,
Tranmere Rovers
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,442 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerRonnie Moore (Tranmere Rovers), 34 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion
1 Lincoln City 46 21 2 0 71 15 11 8 4 40 24 2.846 74 Division Champions, promoted
2 Northampton Town 46 18 5 0 62 20 11 5 7 25 20 2.175 68 Promoted
3 Reading 46 19 3 1 42 9 5 9 9 28 42 1.373 60
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 19 3 1 42 9 5 9 9 28 42 1.373 60
5 Huddersfield Town 46 11 6 6 28 17 10 8 5 28 24 1.366 56
6 Bournemouth 46 15 5 3 39 16 5 7 11 18 32 1.188 52
7 Exeter City 46 13 7 3 37 17 5 7 11 19 30 1.191 50
8 Watford 46 16 4 3 38 18 6 2 15 24 44 1.000 50
9 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 31 24 6 8 9 24 39 0.873 50
10 Doncaster Rovers 46 10 6 7 42 31 9 5 9 33 38 1.087 49
11 Swansea City 46 14 8 1 51 21 2 7 14 15 36 1.158 47
12 Barnsley 46 12 8 3 34 16 2 8 13 18 32 1.083 44
13 Cambridge United 46 7 10 6 36 28 7 5 11 22 34 0.935 43
14 Hartlepool 46 10 6 7 37 29 6 4 13 25 49 0.795 42
15 Rochdale 46 7 11 5 27 23 5 7 11 13 31 0.741 42
16 Crewe Alexandra 46 10 7 6 36 21 3 8 12 22 36 1.018 41
17 Bradford City 46 9 7 7 35 26 3 10 10 28 39 0.969 41
18 Brentford 46 12 7 4 37 18 2 6 15 19 42 0.933 41
19 Scunthorpe United 46 11 3 9 31 24 3 7 13 19 35 0.847 38
20 Darlington 46 11 7 5 30 14 3 3 17 18 43 0.842 38
21 Stockport County 46 8 7 8 23 23 5 5 13 20 53 0.566 38 Re-elected
22 Newport County 46 8 7 8 35 33 5 2 16 22 57 0.633 35
23 Southport 46 6 6 11 27 31 2 4 17 14 46 0.532 26
24 Workington 46 5 4 14 19 43 2 3 18 11 44 0.345 21

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR BOU BRA BRE CAM CRE DAR DON EXE HAR HUD LIN NPC NOR REA ROC SCU SOU STP SWA TOR TRA WAT WRK
Barnsley 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–3 0–1 3–1 3–1 4–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0
Bournemouth 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–3 2–0 2–0 0–0 4–2 4–1 1–0
Bradford City 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 3–4 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–5 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–0
Brentford 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 5–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 3–0 5–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 4–0
Cambridge United 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 0–1 4–0 0–0 2–4 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 3–3 4–1 4–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–3 4–0 0–1 3–3 0–0 1–0 4–0 3–1 2–1 6–0 1–0 2–2 0–0
Darlington 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 4–0 0–1 0–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
Doncaster Rovers 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–2 0–0 3–0 4–1 2–4 5–1 0–4 1–1 1–2 0–1 5–2 3–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–0
Exeter City 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 4–1 1–0 5–4 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–0
Hartlepool 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–3 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 4–1 3–0 2–4 3–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2
Huddersfield Town 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 2–0
Lincoln City 2–1 1–0 4–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 5–0 4–1 3–0 0–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 6–0 2–0 4–0 4–2 2–2 5–1 4–1
Newport County 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–3 3–3 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–5 0–2 2–3
Northampton Town 5–0 6–0 4–2 3–1 4–2 2–1 3–2 2–1 3–1 5–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–1
Reading 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–1 4–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 5–0 1–0 0–0 5–0 3–0 1–0
Rochdale 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–1 2–2 4–1 2–1 1–1
Scunthorpe United 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 5–1 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 3–0
Southport 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–4 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 2–1
Stockport County 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 0–2 2–2 4–1
Swansea City 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 0–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 3–0 1–1 4–2 1–0
Torquay United 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–3 0–0 2–1 2–4 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–0
Tranmere 1–0 2–0 3–3 5–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 3–0 7–1 3–0 6–0
Watford 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–0
Workington 1–7 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1975–1976

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane's, London & Sydney, 1980.